Saturday, May 11, 2013
Do you vehemently refuse to wear that winter coat even one more time? Has this crazy spring weather got you all distressed over getting dressed?
My clever brother tells me spring in the mid-west suffers from bi-polar disorder. One day it's 75 and sunny, the next it's 40 something and rainy. So how in the world are we supposed to know what to wear? That pretty floral print scarf I just bought . . . should I wear it with my winter jacket? That doesn't sound right. Or how about jeans, boots and a turtle-neck sweater in May? That sounds ridiculous, but hey, that's exactly what I had on just a few days ago. As a seasoned wardrobe advisor, this is what I do and this is my best advice. Keep the calendar in mind, but dress for the weather. It's the smart and stylish thing to do. I also recommend some classic closet items that come in very handy this time of year: Layer, layer, and then …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The lineup is in for free summer concerts every Wednesday and Sunday night in June at the popular shopping center on Randall Road.
The lineup has been named for the 11th Annual Geneva Commons Summer Concert Series, which kicks off Wednesday night, June 5. The free outdoor concerts will continue each Wednesday and Sunday evening through June 30 in the shopping center’s courtyard between Houlihan's and Bar Louie. Concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Everyone is welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. This year, the first 100 attendees at each concert will receive a free insulated beverage and snack tote. The artist line-up is scheduled as follows but subject to change without notice: Wednesday, June 5 – WILD DAISY (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Led by energetic singer Krissi Woods, this band plays current country hits, as well …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Figuring out what new fashion trends are worth our time and attention can be tough going these days. Here's a rather tricky trend that you can make work, but only if are willing to give it a try!
If you've seen any fashion magazines or store catalogs lately, you have likely noticed the proliferation of wild and crazy color/print combos out there this spring. And I must admit, it's quite refreshing after such a long steady diet of winter black and grey! But the craziest combos of all are not red, green, blue and orange all together now. Rather, it's the mixing of various prints and patterns along with the red green blue and orange. Even stores with traditionally more conservative fashion layouts like Talbots and J.Crew are showing the most outrageous combinations of colorful florals, stripes and animal prints I've ever seen! For young women who are having fun with fashion and still experimenting with their own sense of personal …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Everything is on sale and NOW is the time to shop, right? Not so fast, Kimosabe!
In my Style Central column last month, I suggested that now would be a great time to clean out our closets and our dresser drawers and I totally stand by that decree. However, when it comes to replenishing our staple pieces, now may or may not be the best time to shop. I know this because I just completed a thorough closet edit with a client and then went on line to help her shop for some winter staples and guess what? Not good. Great prices on quality items? Absolutely. Great selection and a complete stock of sizes? Forget it. Very frustrating, to say the least! But I don't know why I was surprised. It makes total sense that in mid-February retailer stock is pretty much the dregs and the leftovers. Example: I saw a great pair of women's …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
What's the best drug store in the Tri-Cities? Let us know in our 2012 Readers' Choice poll!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Where do you go for sartorial splendor? Vote for the best men's clothing store in our 2012 Readers' Choice poll!
The National Retail Federation expects back-to-school spending to jump this year, largely because children likely have outgrown what they made do with last year, when spending was lighter.
And the number is ... $688.62. That is the amount the average person with children in grades kindergarten to 12th grade is expected to spend this year on back-to-school shopping, according to the National Retail Federation's annual back-to-school spending survey. Last year, the survey predicted families would spend $603.63. "With more children entering elementary and middle school this fall and after cutting back their spending last year, parents with growing children will hit the stores this summer to replace and replenish what their children might have had to “make-do” with last school season," according to a NRF press release. Parents surveyed said they would spend the most on clothing, accessories, and electronics this summer as the…
Sunday, August 5, 2012
What's the best antiques store in the Tri-Cities? Vote for your favorite to be named Patch Readers' Choice 2012.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Be sure to nominate your favorite dry cleaner in Geneva, St. Charles or Batavia for a chance to win our 2012 Readers' Choice Award! Nominations deadline is July 9.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Be sure to nominate your favorite drug store in St. Charles, Geneva or Batavia for a chance to win our 2012 Readers' Choice Award! Nominations deadline is July 9.